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Liz R
26 August 2009 @ 12:45 pm

Thank you for everything, Ted.
 
 
Liz R
25 August 2009 @ 12:53 pm

I have been a very bad blogger!  I've been very busy taking care of this sweet little angel:



My Kaylin will be 17 months old in a week or two!  She'll be getting a new sibling this January.  I haven't taken care of two babies under two in a long time.  ACK!

Here are my older babies:




My Alex graduated from high school in June and is college-bound (woo hoo!) and Monica is doing very well in her new school and may graduate this year....a whole year early!  I love them and am so proud of them!

I have been knitting socks like crazy!  I'm not very good at following patterns so I mostly make plain, stockinette ones.  I find them very relaxing and I always have 2 or 3 pairs going at the same time.

I hope this finds y'all happy and well!  I promise I'll post more
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Liz R
20 January 2009 @ 10:50 am

 
 
Liz R
06 November 2008 @ 10:57 am

 
 
Liz R
05 November 2008 @ 01:03 pm

 
 
Liz R
03 November 2008 @ 02:00 pm

It's nothing too bad, just BUSY!  I took Alex to the doctor this morning and he has a sinus infection along with a really bad case of the crud.  He'll start an antibiotic today.  I know he's 17 but it still kills me to see my sweet angel so sick.  Monica has a doctor's appointment today too and my Kaylin is here.  She crawls away so fast now! She giggles the whole time I chase her! I am TOO old for this but fortunately I love it!  Who needs exercise when you have a speedy little seven-month-old to chase?

Tomorrow is Election Day here in the US.  It's been very long eight years and I'm just exhausted from watching all the political nonsense all day on television.  I've been an avid watcher of cable news for many years but I never seen so much coverage on one particular subject ever.  It's as if the only news you need to know is about this country and it's election.  Nothing else.  Throw in a couple of idiotic car chases and  you've got the programming schedule for the past two years.  I  CANNOT  WAIT FOR  IT TO  BE  OVER!!!!!

I'll leave you with an image that pretty much wraps up my hopes for tomorrow. Please don't forget to vote; I don't care who you vote for.  Please think of all the brave people who gave their lives to preserve your right to vote, okay?  I'll be back tomorrow!


 
 
Liz R
01 November 2008 @ 01:47 pm

What a busy night I had last night!  Halloween is my favorite holiday (even Christmas doesn't come close) so I overdid it, as usual!  I made 80 giant bags of treats in the afternoon, stopping only to run and buy more candy when I ran out.  I wasn't sure if i would be around for the trick or treating; my Alex had Senior Night at the last football game of the year, with a reception at 6PM and an on-field recognition at 8:30PM.  Our neighborhood's parade of cuties was to start at 6PM.  Such a dilemma!

I ended up sending Juanny to the reception so I could serve the trick or treaters.  I had so much fun!  My sweet 8-year-old neighbor told me earlier in the day that I was famous for giving out the best candy! That's an honor of monumental proportions to me!

Around 5PM, my baby Kaylin came over to show Auntie Liz her costume.  Here is the world's most beautiful butterfly, in flight in my kitchen:


Here's a photo of my handsome Senior: (and be still my heart)


I finished off the evening with some wine, boozy computer chatting and then mercifully, some much needed sleep!

I hope y'all have a Happy Saturday!


 
 
Liz R
28 October 2008 @ 01:19 pm

One week to go!  Remember to vote early and vote often!! (stolen from Al Capone)
 

 
 
Liz R
25 October 2008 @ 07:10 pm



 
 
Liz R
24 October 2008 @ 02:58 pm
Happy Friday!!  I'm so glad the end of the week is finally here...I'm pooped!  I plan to sleep ALL DAY tomorrow!

As promised, I'd like to share with y'all the other creatures that live in my house!  I have always been a sucker for a furry face and I always wondered if I had been able to have more *human* babies whether or not I'd have fewer pets.  I seriously doubt it, though!

Here's my eldest, Penny; she's around 10 years old.   We adopted her as an adult from a shelter.  She HATES being inside, hates all other cats and humans except for Alex. She reminds me of what I'll probably be like in 30 years!


This is Stewart.  He is a littermate of Fiona (next photo) and was adopted at 8 weeks old.  They're both 8 years old now:



Next is Lillian.  My neighbor found her in a puddle during a hurricane.  How did she know where to bring that little sopping-wet ball of kitten? Anyway, we kept her.  I suspect that she might be a little inbred; she gets a little crazy from time to time:

She was playing with Amy, who is one of the Three Terrors.  I adopted them along with their mother (who I thought was our lost cat) at the pound in June 2007.  This is what they looked like then:

And now:

From left to right:  Laurie (aka Fatty, unfortunately!), Debbie, Amy and mama Olivia.  They still spend most of their time together.  It's very cute!
I hope you enjoyed this little trip into my insanity (I mean family)!  I love them all and couldn't imagine my life without them!
Have a wonderful weekend and please don't report me to the authorities! ;o)